Dalle de Verre and Fired Glass, Exterior (detail)

Rault Brothers, France

circa 1957

(Same comment as for previous photo)

The four structural components of these windows are all visible in this exterior close-up:
1. painted and fired flat glass for the face and body;
2. jewel-like chunks of dalle de verre extending 2 cm from the surface;
3. lead cames holding both types of glass in place;
and 4. an iron bar, used to support the twelve panels which make up the window.

Most building owners install a layer of tempered glass or Plexiglas over their windows to protect them from the elements and from accidents or vandalism.

Dalle de Verre and Fired Glass, Exterior (detail)